Dartmoor & Country

The wild country of Dartmoor National Park offers a contrasting landscape to Devon's rolling hills, long sandy beaches and thatched cottages.
The wild country of Dartmoor National Park offers a contrasting landscape to Devon's rolling hills, long sandy beaches and thatched cottages. The raised granite plateau covers 954 km² (368 sq miles) and is rich in geology, archaeology and wildlife. Dartmoor has many strange rock formations and over 160 rocky tors (hills). Many young people take part in the gruelling Ten Tors Challenge each May.

Outdoor adventurers love the heather-covered hills and wooded river valleys. There are opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, exploring prehistoric sites and hunting for Dartmoor letterboxes, a forerunner of geocaching. Dartmoor ponies and sheep are often their only companions grazing around ancient stone circles, prehistoric settlements, tombs and clapper bridges.

Information on Dartmoor can be found at the High Moorland Visitor Centre in Princetown, better known as the home of the Victorian Dartmoor Prison. Two Bridges, Postbridge and Widecombe-in-the-Moor with its famous "cathedral" church are popular places to visit for a cream tea in one of the pubs and tearooms. To the southeast of Dartmoor, the elegant stannary town of Ashburton offers fine buildings and a wealth of history. Neighbouring Buckfastleigh is home to the Primrose Line, a heritage steam railway offering rides for seven miles along the River Dart to Totnes.

Here is our selection of the very best holiday homes in and around Dartmoor...

Bentley, Yelverton

Bentley, Yelverton - A traditional semi-detached house offering a modern style throughout, nestled in the perfect rural location of Dartmoor

Built as a chauffeur’s quarters, Bentley is a unique two bedroom country house with stunning views of Dartmoor from the garden conservatory and roof terrace. The 5 star rating includes comfortably furnished rooms, cosy log burner & parking.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A beautiful 2 bedroom country house, sleeps 4
  • Set in spectacular Dartmoor countryside
  • Generous outdoor space as well as a large roof terrace
  • Perfect base for exploring all that Dartmoor has to offer
  • Parking available for 2 cars
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Martins Rest, Launceston

Martins Rest, Launceston - A purpose built rural retreat ideally positioned for exploring both Devon and Cornwall.

Martins Rest is a purpose-built 2-bedroom holiday cottage to sleep 5. Surrounded by farmland, it has open-plan living space, Internet, parking and an outdoor garden and patio. It is well located in Launceston for walking and exploring.

The Enjoy England Quality Rose reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been checked out by independent assessors.
  • A rural 2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 5.
  • Peaceful countryside location close to the Tamar Valley.
  • Bodmin Moor, Dartmoor, lakes and beaches are within easy reach.
  • Excellent walking and country pubs nearby.
  • Allocated parking for 2 cars.
Parking available  Children allowed  Garden  Free WiFi available  Country views   See more details